Thursday, April 10, 2008

Big Dreams.....Get Yourself on the New York Times Bestseller List

Who doesn't want the recognition? Everytime you sit down to post to your blog, you do it with the expectation that people want to hear what you want to say.... You check those stats, make it entertaining as well as informative, you keep the "junk" down to a minimum, and read and post comments others blogs in the hope that they will return the favor.
How do you know you have made it? That what you have to say matters? When you see your name attached to a book you have written, and its listed on the New York Times bestseller list.
I have an idea for a book-perhaps more academic that recreational reading, but I can guarantee that its a NECESSARY book. I know this because I teach Life Skills to teenagers and I can tell you that the 3 R's of learnng are important, but man, if you cannot cook, budget money, wash clothes, interview for work, use public transportation, etc. you are very umprepared to live life as an independent citizen.
So, I have this idea and even have a few catchy titles I'm considering, but where to start? What do I need to know? How will people know I have written a book? Do I need a publisher? These and more urgent questions and answers to them can be found in John Kremer's How to Create a New York Times or Bestseller . Even if you don't plan on publishing something soon, this tool is invaluable in preparing you for this momentous occasion. Here is what John Kremer has to say...

“The New York Times bestseller list is essentially a work of fiction.” says John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. “As a result, it can be — and is — manipulated by those who know how the list is compiled. Publishers do it all the time. Now, even an unknown author can use the same techniques to propel his or her book to the top of the bestseller list.”

This authors website is full of useful information you can use right now, once you visit it, I'm sure you will be convinced of his expertise and find yourself returning to him time and time again for inspiration.

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